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Health and Wellness

To support the health and wellness of our students, Northwestern University provides primary care, outpatient health services at the following locations:

Evanston Campus Health Services

Searle Hall
633 Emerson Street
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-8100
Fax: 847-491-5919

Chicago Campus Health Services

Northwestern Medicine
Galter Pavilion
675 N. St. Clair Street
Suite 18-200
Phone: 312-695-8134
Fax: 312-695-2857

Please note: to best take advantage of Chicago Campus Health Services, call the Chicago Campus Health Services Office, identify yourself as a Northwestern student, and have your insurance card on hand. If you need medical services outside the student health center, make sure to receive a referral from Health Services.

All full-time students who register for three or four courses or for TGS 588 Resident Master's Study, TGS 500 Advanced Doctoral Study or TGS 512 Continuous Registration are eligible to use the outpatient services. Part-time students may elect to use the health service by special arrangement and payment of a quarterly fee.

Student Health Insurance

Northwestern University requires all students to maintain health insurance coverage. For information concerning health insurance (including insurance coverage requirements, enrollment in the Northwestern health insurance plan and the health subsidy), please visit the Student Health Insurance page

Fitness and Recreation

Full-time students have access to gyms and classes, available at numerous facilities around campus. To learn more about these classes, membership, to schedule a massage or even to sign up for their monthly newsletter, visit Northwestern’s Department of Athletics and Recreation website. 

If you are a Chicago-based community member, you are eligible for the Chicago fitness program. Learn more here.

Counseling and Psychology Services (CAPS)

With offices on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses, CAPS serves as the primary mental health care service for faculty, staff, students and parents. To learn more about their clinical services, educational workshops or to schedule a consultation, please visit the CAPS website.

Center for Awareness, Response and Education (CARE)

The mission of CARE is to provide information, advice, crisis counseling, support, advocacy, referrals and education about sexual violence. If you or someone you know needs help, please visit the CARE website to learn more about their services and support.